The struggles of those who silently serve us are the theme of “My Mañana Comes,” which will have its West Coast premiere at the San Diego Repertory Theatre in October.
Playwright Elizabeth Irwin shines a light on the hopes and struggles of four busboys in a swanky restaurant. Peter and Whalid are American born. Jorge and Pepe are undocumented immigrants from Mexico.
When a shocking event threatens to shatter their economic security and dreams of a better life, the need to take care of “number one” opens a giant and dangerous chasm between the men. The play is a complex and surprising taste of the American dream.
“What a fascinating experience this play is, to watch four guys banter and dodge and hustle for a dollar, as they reach with great hunger and desire for their piece of the American dream,” said Sam Woodhouse, artistic director and co-founder of the Rep.
“My Mañana Comes” is the 290th production staged by the Rep and is the second production of the company’s 40th season.
Previews begin Oct. 1, opening night is Oct. 7 and the play runs through Oct. 25 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza.
Tickets are $18 to $75 and can be purchased by phone at 619-544-1000 or online at sdrep.org.
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